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American Spirit RV dealer denies fraud charges

The owner of an RV dealership in Billings denied federal charges that he defrauded customers.

June 11, 2015 4:45 pm(0)

Three sentenced in federal court for Wyoming crimes

Three people were sentenced this week in federal district court for crimes committed in Wyoming.

April 23, 2015 7:30 pm(0)
No charges for woman accused of posing as nurse in Billings hospital

No charges for woman accused of posing as nurse in Billings hospital

The Yellowstone County Attorney's Office likely won't file charges in a case in which a woman reportedly posed as a nurse or health care worker in 2013 at a Billings hospital.

April 15, 2015 4:25 pm Photos

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Billings woman denies defrauding car dealership of $288,000

Billings woman denies defrauding car dealership of $288,000

A Billings woman this week denied federal charges accusing her of stealing about $288,000 over nine years from a local car dealership.

March 20, 2015 1:47 pm(2)

Ex-Belfry School District clerk admits false tax return

The former clerk of the Belfry School District this week admitted she lied on a federal tax return as part of plea deal to pay restitution to the school, the IRS and a company.

March 13, 2015 1:28 pm(0)

Ex-BLM officials indicted in elaborate fraud scheme

Two former high-level federal Bureau of Land Management officials who worked in Virginia, including a deputy state director from Montana, have denied criminal charges accusing them of defrauding the government in an employment scheme.

September 11, 2014 5:15 pm(0)

Former Belfry School District clerk denies fraud

A former clerk for the Belfry School District on Wednesday denied federal charges that she defrauded the district and filed false tax returns.

August 20, 2014 4:40 pm(0)

Missoula contractor gets 10 years in federal prison, forfeits $6.5M for Bakken fraud

MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor who took millions of dollars from his clients and used it for personal material gain – jewelry, homes, cars and Jet Skis – will spend the next eight years in federal prison and will forfeit $6.5 million in assets to the U.S. government.

July 23, 2014 4:20 pm(0)

Blackfeet consultant convicted for kickbacks

GREAT FALLS — A federal jury convicted a consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe of more than two dozen charges after prosecutors said he provided kickbacks to tribal leaders in a scheme to defraud a $9.3 million mental health program.

May 23, 2014 10:13 am(0)
Angela Corson Smith, also accused of impersonating a nurse, pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

Angela Corson Smith, also accused of impersonating a nurse, pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

Billings resident Angela Corson Smith admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court that she defrauded a bank and investors of about $150,000.

January 09, 2014 11:33 am(0)
Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

A Billings woman who was scheduled to plead guilty to defrauding a bank and investors of about $150,000 had her hearing continued on Monday for medical reasons.

December 16, 2013 5:36 pm(0)
Billings woman to admit fraud charges

Billings woman to admit fraud charges

A Billings woman suspected of defrauding a bank to get a home loan and of bilking investors in a separate scheme is expected again to admit to fraud charges after a federal judge rejected an earlier plea deal.

December 12, 2013 4:30 pm(0)
Woman suspected of impersonating nurse practitioner student pleads guilty to bank fraud

Woman suspected of impersonating nurse practitioner student pleads guilty to bank fraud

A Billings woman suspected of impersonating a nurse practitioner student at a local hospital admitted Wednesday to forging her husband's signature to obtain a bank loan in an unrelated federal case.

July 17, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Woman in nurse impostor case released pending fraud trial

Woman in nurse impostor case released pending fraud trial

A federal judge on Thursday released from custody Angela Corson Smith, a Billings woman indicted on bank and wire fraud charges and suspected of impersonating a nurse at Billings Clinic.

June 27, 2013 4:10 pm Related (0)
Belgrade woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

Belgrade woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

MISSOULA — A 36-year-old Belgrade woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $318,000 from her employer over four years.

May 31, 2013 5:38 am Related (0)
California man pleads guilty in Bakken leasing scam

California man pleads guilty in Bakken leasing scam

A California man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to fleece investors who bought into fictitious oil-and-gas projects in Eastern Montana's Bakken oil patch, authorities said Tuesday.

April 24, 2013 5:41 am Related (0)
Second suspect guilty plea in Cheyenne hotel fire

Second suspect guilty plea in Cheyenne hotel fire

CHEYENNE — A second suspect has pleaded guilty for his role in an arson attack that destroyed a landmark hotel in Cheyenne.

April 19, 2013 7:50 pm(0)

Former Kalispell accountant pleads guilty to investment scam

MISSOULA — A former accountant for a Kalispell lumber company has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge for an investment scam that initially cost the company $350,000.

April 04, 2013 10:42 am(0)

Blackfeet woman pleads not guilty to wire fraud

GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet tribal member has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegations she stole money from North American Indian Days vendors.

March 13, 2013 9:05 am(0)
Billings woman gets prison for military fraud, bribery scheme

Billings woman gets prison for military fraud, bribery scheme

A history of white-collar crimes caught up with a Billings woman Monday when a federal judge ordered her to spend more than eight years in federal prison for running a scheme to defraud and bribe the U.S. military.

January 28, 2013 4:50 pm(1)

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